Recruitment sector closing in on pre-recession high

The UK recruitment sector as a whole could accelerate past a pre-recession turnover high by March next year if current trends continue, according to the latest survey from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). The REC industry trends survey has reported a third consecutive year of growth for the sector based on more than 500 responses to a survey from Market Shaper and Cordoba Services, as well as from Office of National Statistic (ONS) data. Industry turnover for 2012/13 totalled £26.5bn, up by more than 3.1% on 2011/12 and exceeding the forecast 2% growth. 91% of this turnover came from temporary/contractual business. Recruiters reported that a shortage of candidates with the right levels of skill and experience as a major concern. Growth in the industry will see its pre-recession turnover peak of £27bn be reached by the end of March 2014, hitting £28.5bn in the process.

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